The more I study the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the more I understand living a life of service. Dr. King is the epitome of a man who dedicated his life to serving a people and fighting for a cause. Each year, during his birthday celebration, we are encouraged to use that day to serve our community. Unfortunately, few of us actually do. Most of us enjoy our day off and choose not to spend it doing anything for anyone else.

It’s very important to me that my son understands his responsibility to give back and serve others. One of my New Year’s resolutions is actually to have my family spend more time giving back to our community. So this MLK Jr. Day, I’ve decided to honor Dr. King’s birthday by serving others, and I encourage you to do the same.

Each year Hosea Feed the Hungry, Hands on Atlanta, and other organizations hold service projects in observance of MLK Day. I encourage you to get involved and become a part of the change you want to see in the world.

Book Recommendation: And while you’re at it, pick up The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. It provides wonderful insight into King’s thought process as well as his roles as father, husband, and spiritual leader.